Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Baptism, Hibachi, and 5K Training!!!!

Hello my loves! Oh how I have missed you all! I am sorry for being MIA but I had a pretty busy weekend. I don’t know if you guys remember me telling you about a few weeks ago that I was going Baptize my sobrino, well the weekend finally arrived.

I want to show you the pictures of the actual ceremony but my cousin does not feel comfortable with my nephews on the internet so unfortunately I can’t share them with you…sad panda =/

But here is a picture of me during the ceremony…


My sister, Home fries, and me after the ceremony


And my cousin’s girlfriend, Liz and me….


After the ceremony we took a looong drive into NJ to eat Hibachi…this was the longest drive EVER! if you guys follow me on twitter, you KNOW I was HUNGRY and just wanted to get there already!

When we got to the restaurant, my cousin and her hubs reserved our own private room which was great because I think there was about 40 of us lol.


This was the first time I have ever been to Hibachi restaurant and I only wanted two things…to catch food in my mouth! (I DID!) and see FIRE FIRE FIRE! (insert beavis and butthead voice here)

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First we started with some buffet…


I got some cold Noodles, Sushi, and Veggies…


And Salad with Sesame Dressing


I loved the fact that they used SMALL plates for the buffet section…fabulous for portion control.

Then our chef started to chop it up…look at all those veggies!!!! yuuuuuums!






We had a choice of (two) Steak, Chicken, Scallops, Salmon, and Shrimp…I chose the Shrimp and Scallops with Veggies and some fried BROWN rice!

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I also had a couple of sips of Piña Colada…it was not that great so I gave it to my cousin…why waste the calories?


Towards the end of the night they brought this out…


With dessert…I chose Orange Sherbet and only had about 2 spoons of it.


I had such an amazing time with my family…


This morning for breakfast I had Kashi Oatmeal with Jif Natural PB…I ran out of Bananas so had to eat it solo but it still tasted amazing!


For lunch I had a Zucchini Fritters Gyro in a WW Pita


Later on in the afternoon, I headed to the gym with my sister and it felt soooo great to train again for my 5K! Ever since the crappy weather, I have not been able to train so I had to skip week 7 completely and I jumped to week 8 day 2 which was 5 minute warm-up, 28 minutes Jog, and 5 minute cool down. I kept an steady pace of 5.2 with 1 incline and completed 3.12 miles. We then did some arms and I burned a total of 678 calories.

You guys would have been so proud of me today! Before I say why, can I just say that I HATE nasty people! After we finished our workout, I was enjoying my Euphoric High and this BITCH ruined it! I was stretching in the locker room and I was in a section with my sis and one other girl. We ALL had our things on the bench and this BITCH walks in with the NASTIEST attitude and says “Can we do something about these things, do they BELONG to one person?” instead of “Excuse me, can I just get a little space?”. I just looked at her and instead of saying something nasty back or even moving my things, I just continued my stretch and acted like she was not even there. The OLD Mari, would have said something very VERY nasty but instead I kept my Zen lol. What is wrong with people? Is it SO hard to be friendly?

After the gym, we ran to the supermarket to do some grocery shopping and I picked up a can of Amy’s Organic Refried Beans for din din.


I made myself a Quesadilla with Salsa, Sour cream, and Refried Beans on the side…These were soooooo delish! and only 140 calories per 1/2 a cup. Amy you can do no wrong in my eyes! lol


I know you're thinking, “Hey Mari where are the veggies????”  INSIDE! lol. I added Onions, Peppers, and Avocado with the Cheese =)


Before I go I want to congratulate my “Big Bro” Luigi, on being a new daddy!!!!! I know you are going to be a wonderful father!!!! congrats to you and your other half!!!!!!! Congratulazioni per essere un papá nuovo!

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